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Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM


The lottery will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 9:30 AM.

To enter the lottery, students must submit an application before the deadline to be eligible for the grade they are applying for and be Baltimore City residents.

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now available at the link below. We are accepting applications for students entering grades Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd and 6th Grade.


For the 2023-2024 school year, Kindergarten students must turn five by September 1, 2022, and First Grade students must turn six by September 1, 2022. Students whose birthdays fall between September 2 and October 15 may be eligible to apply for early admission. More information about this process will be available in the spring.



NEXT YEAR (2023-2024) Application for BIA West



This application is only for BIA West, located at 4300 Sidehill Rd in Southwest Baltimore City. 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a public charter school within the Baltimore City public school system, first preference is always given to residents of Baltimore City. Non-city residents may be considered only after all city residents on the list have been placed. A tuition fee of approximately $10,000 per year, to be arranged through the BCPS Office of Enrollment, will apply to non-city residents.


If you have questions about the application process, please get in touch with BIA West at 410-291-2440 or the BIA Inc Business Office at 443-278-9417.

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